News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. 
  • The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels.
  • However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received.
  • In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Solo Trip In Andaman

  • Solo Trip in Andaman

    Here’s Why Andaman Islands Should Be On Every Solo Traveller’s Bucket List

    Andaman Islands, the most beautiful Indian union territory, are majorly popular among couples and families. But solo travellers also deserve to surround themselves with its splendor of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and blue skies. The island is like a gold mine for solo backpackers as well, especially solo female travellers. Comprising nearly a total of 600 islands, only a few are open for tourists in the little paradise of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In this article, we are presenting the ultimate guide for a solo backpacking trip to Andamans.

    The best time to visit the islands is from October to May. The below-mentioned attractions should be included in your travel itinerary if you want to see the best of Andaman Islands. Let’s get ready to dive into this amazing jewel of Bay of Bengal! Get set go for an ultimate solo backpacking journey!

  • Port Blair

    Port Blair

    You will land in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, if you are travelling by air. A little bit crowded, it is one of the most commercialised places here. Its major point of interest is Cellular Jail, which is also known as Kaala Paani. The jail was used by the British to exile political prisoners. It will take you to India’s political, pre-independence past. You can also visit the Anthropological Museum that gives an uncommon insight into the subtle nuance of how the local tribes live. In the Main Bazaar, the local bars serve mouth-watering royal faloodas that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

  • Other places to see in Port Blair

    Other places to see in Port Blair:

    • Little Andaman Island
    • Butler Bay Beach
    • Karmatang Beach
    • Katchal Island
    • Rutland Island
    • Parrot Island
  • Places to Visit in Port Blair
    • Chidiya Tapu
    • Ferar Beach
    • Diglipur Island
    • Cinque Island
    • Lamiya Bay Beach
    • Amkunj Beach
  • Havelock Island

    Havelock Island (renamed to Swaraj Dweep in 2018)

    This island is the most beautiful place in Andamans, and as a solo traveller, you have to explore the magical beauty of this place. If you are budget backpacker, then the place also has cheap stay and food options for you. First, you have to go and see the Radhanagar Beach, which is counted among the best beaches in the world. You can catch the most gorgeous sunset in the sky. Another mesmerising beach is Elephant Beach that is known for its clear water. You can go there via ferry or hiking (highly recommended!). Kalapathar Beach, which is away from the main town, is a fantastic picnic spot. It has a lush green forest on one side and a heavenly silvery beach on another. If you love collecting souvenirs while travelling, then this is a great place to do so as there are various shops selling local handicrafts and other pretty items by the roadside. 

  • Places to Visit Havelock Island

    Other lovely beaches at Havelock include Govindnagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. If you want, you can rent a bike or scooty for yourself
    to hop on from one beach to another.

    When in Havelock Island, doing water activities is obvious as it is the hub of some of the most exciting water sports. You can choose to go for fun diving or do a certified course offered by PADI certified divers. If not scuba diving, then you can go for snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing, glass-bottom boating, etc.

  • Travel to Havelock Island

    Other places to see in Havelock Island:

    Neil’s Cove

    Forest Camp Beach

  • Neil Island

    Neil Island

    Having superbly beautiful beaches, Neil Island is the one-stop destination for those solo travellers who would prefer a rather quaint spot that is bursting with flora and fauna. It is a pristine location for those craving peaceful alone time. Bharatpur Beach is one such attraction where you choose to relax or go for snorkeling, scuba diving or jet skiing. One unique thing to do here is taking a glass boat tour. The glass-bottom is made of glass that allows you to take a look at the rich aquatic life. Another must-see beach here is Laxmanpur beach. To witness the loveliest sunset of your life, visit this beach during sunset. That’s when you can see a sky full of several shades of orange. Other places that you can visit here are Sitapur Beach and Howrah Bridge.

  • Diglipur

    Diglipur

    A small town in the Northern part of Andaman Islands, Diglipur is a must visit place for those travelling solo. It is very popular among offbeat travellers and nature lovers. Far from all the commercialisation, the place is an excellent alternative for those who want to explore the unexplored. You can trek to Saddle Peak that is located at the northernmost point of Andaman Islands near Diglipur. You will reach this beautiful top in nearly two hours. The view from there is simply stunning. Witnessing the sunrise from there will make you drop your jaw. It’s absolutely spellbinding!

  • Places in Visit in Diglipur

    Other places to see in Diglipur:

    Ram Nagar Beach

    Lamiya Bay Beach

    Alfred Caves

    Jal Tikry

    Ross & Smith Islands

  • Baratang Island

    Baratang Island

    The first gateway up north from Port Blair, Baratang Island is located between Middle and South Andaman. You will need a full day to explore the beauty of this place. The island is slightly less developed, but still a wonderful natural delight. There are not many tourist facilities, fancy restaurants or luxury accommodation. But trust us, all this further enhances the beauty and natural glow of the place. If you decide to stay here, then you will be rewarded with untouched beaches, exciting bird watching opportunities, a rural way of life, adventurous mangrove boat rides and plenty of mouth-watering authentic Indian dishes. This tiny island is perfect for nature explorers as well as wildlife fans. 

  • Places to see in Baratang Island

    Places to see in Baratang Island:

    Limestone Cave

    Mud Volcano

    Parrot Island

    Baludera Beach

    While planning your solo trip to Andaman, the best thing to do would be to make all your bookings through Andaman Island Travels. It will help you with all your reservations including flight tickets, hotels, ferries, etc. You can also make bookings for water sports here.

 

 

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